Applying for a design review or construction certification

Developers / Councils, or their consultant, are required to submit an Application prior to commencing each step of the External Works process.  The submission of an Application at each step signals to DTP that the works are progressing, and allows DTP to allocate resources to complete the requested review.

It is important that each Application includes complete and accurate information so that DTP’s review is timely and cost-effective.  It is also important that Applications are sent to the correct contact point within DTP, dependent on whether the works are located in a Metropolitan area or Regional area.

Submitting your application

Applicants are required to complete and submit the relevant Application form to commence each step of the External Works review process.  DTP will review each Application form and, once plans/information are endorsed, will advise that the External Party may progress to the next step in the process. Please DO NOT attempt to submit all Application forms at once.  Please ensure that all mandatory information requested on each form is submitted as part of your Application.

Metropolitan Applicants

All Applicants for external works in metropolitan areas (see map) are requested to use the electronic Application forms in the links below. These forms are not downloadable and must be completed online.

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This map is not clickable. See numbered list below.

  1. Banyule
  2. Bayside
  3. Boroondara
  4. Brimbank
  5. Cardinia
  6. Casey
  7. Dandenong
  8. Darebin
  9. Frankston
  10. Glen Eira
  11. Hobsons Bay
  12. Hume
  13. Kingston
  14. Knox
  15. Manningham
  16. Maribyrnong
  17. Maroondah
  18. Melbourne
  19. Melton
  20. Merri-bek
  21. Monash
  22. Moonee Valley
  23. Mornington Peninsula
  24. Nillumbik
  25. Port Phillip
  26. Stonnington
  27. Whitehorse
  28. Whittlesea
  29. Wyndham
  30. Yarra
  31. Yarra Ranges

Regional Applicants

All Applicants for works in regional areas are requested to download and complete the Application forms supplied below, then email completed forms to the combined regional external works mailbox: [email protected]

Your Application will be allocated to the appropriate Regional Department of Transport and Planning regional office (see map below), based on the location of your proposed works.  An officer from the allocated regional office will then make contact with you.

Downloadable forms

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After Your Application is Submitted
  • If your Application is acceptable, you will receive an Acknowledgement Letter from DTP.  This letter will include a unique reference number for your proposed works/project and contact details of the DTP reviewer who will assess your Application.  Please use the unique reference number when communicating with DTP in all future correspondence related to the works/project.
  • The assigned DTP reviewer may make requests for clarifications or edits to the Application, or may reject the Application and request changes to be reflected in a new Application.

Delivering Works

External Works on the Victorian Road Network must be completed under an agreement executed with DTP (Consent for Works - Works within Road Reserve Permit and Memorandum of Authorisation (MoA) prior to commencement of construction.

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